DRESS IN INDONESIA
Director(s): Pierre CAULE, Solenn HONORINE – Writer(s): Pierre CAULE, Solenn HONORINE Contact Print page
We learn to recognize batik, a highly valued fabric which is reserved for the affluent classes and a symbol of national pride. The “Friday batik” is of great importance in public administration.
On rides around on bicycles dressed in city suits and we understand that there are a lot of clothes to mend in Jakarta!
Another of the most interesting and unusual accessories we discover is the penis sheath worn by the native ethnic groups in New Guinea and we learn about its use and meaning.
And we discover a joyful and colourful Islam, with veils in a variety of prints and rules that are less strict.
We’re off to Bali, meeting its statues and their dress, the surfers and their age-old traditional outfits. And we’ll see all possible uses of the sarong, a kind of wrap-around skirt worn by men, above all in Java…